8 December 2012

Uganda: Man Nabbed With Alcohol Stacked in Pants

Kampala — Two young men were caught trying to make away with bottles of an expensive alcohol from a supermarket in Ntinda.

The duo shamelessly had stacked their loot under their trousers but that only drew the attention of the security.

When they were caught exiting the supermarket with a bulge in front of their midsection, one was found with two bottles of Johnnie Walker Black Label, and his partner-in-crime with boxes.

The two were whisked off to nearby Kira Road Police Station in Bukoto following the incident.

Police at the station said the men have been using the same trick to steal goods from other supermarkets in the city, mostly with the help of shop attendants.

Black Label goes for up to sh100, 000 in most parts of the city.

Some people have made this kind of thing their day-job of sorts.

Earlier this year, a middle-aged man was caught on CCTV security cameras with hidden items under his pants.

The young man, only identified as Muwanga, was caught in a city supermarket trying to make away with packets of tea leaves, Blue Band and cookies.

Another woman in Nakulabye was caught with accessories stacked away under her skirt. Apparently, some buyer in the same supermarket had seen her stealing the items, and immediately slipped away to tip off the security.

Police has come out to warn the public to be on the look-out for criminals, pickpockets and the like, especially during the Christmas season.

Over the years, this season has witnessed people, especially travellers fall victim to desperate people who have cheated them of their money or goods.

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